Archive | Marka Meyer

Following Nature’s Rhythms, Keep Healthy with Springtime Foods

Midway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, around Groundhog Day, seedlings begin to sprout and stretch their way through the earth and into the sunlight. Asian cultures, farmers, the Celts, and other cultures have observed the beginning of February as the herald of spring. Observers of the modern day sun calendar count the […]

The Kitchen God’s Farewell Dinner

In traditional Chinese families, the kitchen stove is considered the soul of the family. Each family’s own Kitchen God is responsible for giving an annual report about the family to the Jade Emperor. Before he ascends to the heavens to give his report, the family gives the Kitchen God a farewell dinner with offerings of […]

Tai Chi and Chi Gong. What Is the Difference?

Chi Gong: Chi gong is thousands of years old. It is sometimes described as Chinese yoga and is the ‘mother’ of tai chi. Chi gong is one of the classic four pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine; the others are acupuncture, herbal medicine, and massage. Its movements are simple, healing, strengthening and promote relaxed, deep breathing. […]